Historian Sokolov shoots graduate student from sawn-off shotgun he bought from black market

Historian Sokolov shoots graduate student from sawn-off shotgun he bought from black market
Oleg Sokolov

A small arsenal was seized from him.

Historian Oleg Sokolov, 63, who is arrested for the murder of 24-year-old graduate student Anastasia Yeshenko, kept a non-lethal gun and a sawn-off shotgun at home. From the latter, he shot his girlfriend.

During the search, it turned out that the shotgun made from a TOZ-17 small-caliber rifle with a caliber of 5.6 millimeters did not have a number – Sokolov acquired it on the black market and stored it illegally. Also, a non-lethal gun Baikal MP-353, for which he had a registration and permission, two knives, an ax and hacksaw, was confiscated from Sokolov, Komsomolskaya Pravda reported, citing a source. 

As the CrimeRussia earlier wrote, at the trial, Sokolov confessed to the murder and repented of his deed. He was detained on November 9 while trying to drown Anastasia’s hands in the Moika river. Previously, he threw her legs into the river in a suitcase. 

According to the SPSU professor, the girl started a fight him because of his children, grabbed a knife, as a result of which he lost his temper and shot her. The next day, he treated friends to tea, hiding the corpse in a closet, and then bought a hacksaw, dismembered the body and tried to get rid it in parts.

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